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groddy VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

Windows 98 Windows 98 Second Edition Windows Me (Millennium Edition) Read on for some important information regarding support:

Microsoft.comEnd of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me

July 11, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date. Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service. Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible. Customers who upgrade to Windows XP report improved security, richer functionality, and increased productivity.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE= BBC News 11th July 2006] From 11 July, Microsoft will no longer help users over the phone with any problems they have with the ageing operating system. The firm will also stop providing security updates for Windows 98 from the same date. Support for the software was originally due to end in 2003, but was extended following customer protests. Microsoft ended free support for this trio of products in late 2003 but continued to offer paid support and provide critical security updates. This too will now stop. The change means that those still using Windows 98 and Me after 11 July could become more vulnerable to many security risks, as bug fixes for loopholes exploited by hackers will no longer become available. In a statement Microsoft said it was "ending support for these products because they are outdated and these older operating systems can expose customers to security risks". The Users of Windows 98 who have problems with the software may find an answer to their query themselves by hunting through the support information collected on the Microsoft website. The software giant said this data will be kept live until "at least 11 July 2007". It urged users to upgrade to a more secure operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible. This could mean buying a new PC for those running a machine bought eight years ago with Windows 98 pre-installed. This is because the hardware specifications for Windows 98 fall far short of the minimum required to run Windows XP. It may also mean they have to replace or update any peripherals they use with that ageing machine. The turn off for Windows 98 was originally due to fall in late 2003. However, protests from many developing regions of the world where, at that time, the software was widely used prompted Microsoft to reverse its decision.

about time dont you think after 8 years?




FN_lewrbm69

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#2 12 years ago

that was crap when i herd it man Win98me not supported any mroie those bastards what if i deside to run my me agen!




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#3 12 years ago
FN_lewrbm69that was crap when i herd it man Win98me not supported any mroie those bastards what if i deside to run my me agen!

If I were you I would never return to the OS known as ME again. I used it for about 3 months until it completely lost the drivers for both my cd burner and dvd rom. After the little escapade that ensued with upgrading to XP by using a boot disk I vowed to never again use the shitty OS known as Windows ME.

about time dont you think after 8 years?

Yes I agree it is about time. While I don't mind using 98 every once in a while all I can say about ME is that it felt like a prison sentence to me.




groddy VIP Member

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#4 12 years ago

i suppose they are just making way to start Vista support when its released *eventually*




rob.

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#5 12 years ago

I'm actually not suprised.

8 Year old O/S. Good riddance.




evildude

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#6 12 years ago

I have ME and evertime i have a problem the support helps alot :( i guess my i'll have to find out how to fix stuff by myself now




groddy VIP Member

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#7 12 years ago

^^ or you could just upgrade,lol




rob.

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#8 12 years ago

Seriously.

Even Windows XP is 5-6 Years old.

If you haven't upgraded, then you really should.




evildude

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#9 12 years ago
Elmo^^ or you could just upgrade,lol

and i would get the money from?




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#10 12 years ago

I remember Windows 95. heh, an 11 year old O/S, now that is really pushing it. ME was teh suck. I really despised that system.